AppleSox Glad to Leave Oregon, Mariners Lose 2-1


After 1-and-5 Trip, ‘Sox Happy to Leave Oregon

WENATCHEE, WA –  The Wenatchee AppleSox limp home from a rough road trip in Oregon after falling to the Corvallis Knights last night 5-3…
The Beaver State was unkind to the Wenatchee-9 as the ‘Sox finished the swing 1-and-4. In last night’s contest, Corvallis’ Chad Stevens two-run triple in the bottom of the 8th meant the difference, breaking a 3-3 tie.

Joey Magro went 3-for-4 at the plate for Wenatchee with 2-runs. Connor McCord was also 2-for-4 at the plate before allowing the game winning hit on the mound.

Wenatchee has the night off tonight before hosting Kelowna in the first of a three-game series tomorrow at 7:05 at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field.

Bellingham Jumps to 1st Place in WCL North

Also in the West Coast League last night as we open the Les Schwab Scoreboard…
Bellingham’s Jordon Stoner was 3-for-4 with 2-runs and an RBI to lead the Bells in a 12-7 win over Bend to jump into first place in the West Coast League’s North Division at 7-and-5.

Jack Smith was 2-for-3 with 2-RBI’s and Jeddidiah Fagg was 2-for-4 with 2-runs as the Victoria HarbourCats edged Kelowna 4-3. The Falcons come into Wenatchee this weekend 3-and-5 on the season.

Mike Perez’s 2-run home run led Portland past Yakima Valley 6-to-4 as the Pickles complete the three-game sweep of the Pippins to improve to a league-best 9-and-2 on the season.
Andres Sosa and Kyle Froemke each went deep as Cowlitz blanked Highline 6-0 in the battle of the Bears in a non-leage tilt.

While Wenatchee is idle tonight, the rest of the league schedule has Cowlitz at Corvallis; Bend in Walla Walla; Victoria hosts Port Angeles; and Portland travels to Bellingham.

Huskies Prepare to Face Mississippi State at CWS

The University of Washington begins play in Bracket 1 of the College World Series in Omaha this afternoon…
The Huskies will take on Mississippi State at 5 o’clock on ESPN television. Prior to that, in the first game of the bracket, Oregon State takes on North Carolina at Noon, also on ESPN.

Price Out-Duels Felix in Boston’s 2-1 Win over Seattle

Boston snapped Seattle’s 5-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision in a pitcher’s duel at Safeco Field last night…
David Price held the Mariners to 1-run on 5-hits in 7-innings, outpacing Felix Hernandez. King Felix was in rare form, going 7-innings and allowing 2-runs on 8-hits with 6 strikeouts. Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 at the plate while Ryon Healy was 2-for-4 on the day.

Manager Scott Servais said Felix obviously feeds off of big crowds and a big game…

Hernandez was visibly showing emotion throughout the game and Servais says he needs to bring that every time he takes the mound…

Seattle and Boston play game 2 of the four-game set tonight with James Paxton going up against Rick Porcello. First pitch is at 7:10.

Houston Takes Over 1st Place in AL West

Back to the Les Schwab Scoreboard we go and find the Mariners have fallen out of first place in the American League West…
Last night’s loss combined with Houston’s 7-3 win over Oakland allowed the Astro’s to leapfrog back into first place. The M’s are a half-game back at 44-and-25. LA and Texas were both idle last night.

Jam-Packed Weekend at WVSO and Rams Host Raiders

Finally, here’s what’s on the sports calendar this weekend…
The Apple Valley Packers are hosting their U-17 Invitational baseball tournament at Rec. Park. It gets underway today and goes through Sunday.

It will be a busy night tomorrow night at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Featured racing includes the Pro Late Models, Pro 4 Trucks, Street Stocks, Thunder Cars, Roadrunners and Bandeleros. The gates open at 4 with racing at 5.

Current NBA player and former Chelan Goat Joe Harris, Jr. is hosting his annual basketball camp with his dad, Joe Harris, Sr. today and tomorrow. This is for kids kindergarten through 8th grade at Chelan High School and the Chelan Community Gym.

The Reining Horse Association’s Northwest Summer Slide is today through Sunday at Appleatchee.

And, the Wenatchee Rams have been tearing up the Western Washington Football Alliance. After last Saturday’s 63-0 win over the Northwest Hurricans, the Rams are 4-and-oh and have allowed a TOTAL OF 9-points all season! They’ll host the Portland Raiders at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl Saturday night at 6 o’clock.